At a recent event, former West Indies fast bowler, Kenneth Benjamin, argued that cricket cannot be left up to schools but must be tackled at the club and community level.
However, in his presentation in our view, Mr. Benjamin belittled the role of school cricket, labeling it participation cricket, and gave the impression that development does not take place at the school level.
The truth is any well-thinking person would part ways with the former fast bowler on that pitch as he apparently can’t see the forest for the trees.
The fact of the matter is schools are part of the wider community, and it is at this level players begin to hone and develop their skills.
So, to ignore development at the school level is an anathema.
Mr. Benjamin must rethink his position and have a more holistic look at the game and see its application synergistically.
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